Burn, Baby, Burn

We already get a lot of core and lower body work as riders, but if you start working on strengthening your muscles out of the saddle, too, you’ll see the results in your riding. Weight and resistance training isn’t just for the guys; everyone can benefit from it. And no, building some muscle won’t make you bulky. Muscle actually burns fat, so increasing your muscle mass will tone you up and make your ride in the saddle all the easier. Think: better posture, stronger legs, and less cringing when your trainer has you hold the two-point position. All of these […]

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We’re Here, We’re Hot, & We’re Sweaty: Bringing the Heat This Summer

The sun’s almost always out and shining in Southern California, but during the summer and early fall months, the heat really turns up. So does the chance that you–and your horse–get too much exposure. Below, Jasmin Stair, trainer, owner of Jasmin Stair Stables, and Co-Founder of The Equestrian Confidential, shares her top tips on keep you and your furry partner cool and prepared for summertime. Don’t forget the sunblock Stick, or liquid? Spray, or powder? Nowadays, there are a lot of different types of sunscreens on the market, and a lot of the differences between them simply come down to […]

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